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#2619111 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by haroldsnepsts on Yesterday, 04:55 PM

It's amazing how fast people will turn on a player.

 

If memory serves, this is more of a basic procedural thing than a real indication that things are going poorly.  By filing for arbitration Nyquist forfeits the right to accept an offer sheet from other teams.  In other words, he's committing to the Wings by filing.  

 

Today is the deadline to file so the timing is likely a result of that, not something that happened with the Wings.  I'm pretty sure this is something players do that's just a backup plan for a worst case scenario. And again, by doing so he cannot accept an offer sheet from another team. 




#2618977 Saad traded to Columbus

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 July 2015 - 09:14 AM



So we should pay any 50 point guy that's 200 pounds and won a Stanley cup $7million? This is exactly why these contracts are getting out of hand because of people like you. Yes 22, so an rfa and he should accept a prove it bridge deal first. But nope these young guys want their huge payday now.


Because of people like me? Sadly I don't own an NHL team I'm just a wings fan but I will always side with the players. Why should he do that? As shown with the Saad and Hamilton contracts they are worth much more so signing a "prove it"contract that's way beyond market value doesn't make sense.

People really have to realize now how pissed of the players were with the last lockout the time of taking under market contracts and being forced into bridge deals is over.

Fans are crazy if they think Nyquist will sign for anything less than a long term north of 5 contract. Which like it or not is his market value.


#2618969 Saad traded to Columbus

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 July 2015 - 07:49 AM

I know Wings fans wanted us to put an offer sheet in on Saad, but if Holland would have paid him $6 a season for 6 years, I would have been furious.

What's not to like a young big upcoming star getting paid well. Would have been over the moon if Holland offered him that hell I would have been happy with 7 too.


#2618808 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by FlashyG on 02 July 2015 - 10:04 PM

Another couple Holland off-season gifs.

 

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#2618699 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by TheXym on 02 July 2015 - 11:40 AM

Maybe Holland saw the Babcock departure coming a couple years back and decided to take a longer view to player acquisition to get past the first round AFTER Babs left (coupled with TO missing the playoffs again would be quite irksome to the Leafs loyal). Babs is a good coach, and seems to be a good guy, but his message ran its course here and I think having Blashill will energize the team more than we realize.

Cue Kenny lighting up a cigar, Hannibal Smith style, "I love it when a plan comes together".


#2618246 Phil Kessel Traded to Penguins

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 03:30 PM

 

So your position is that Crosby is elite, and might improve Kessel's play, but then again might not? Bold. 

 

 

My position is that it's very likely he does make Kessel better, but that s*** happens and there is no such thing as a sure thing. Common sense, really. What is life like in your everything is a 100% sure thing fantasty land?




#2618162 Phil Kessel Traded to Penguins

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 02:58 PM

 

I like how everybody on LGW thinks they are 100% right, but never takes a bet.  The point of contention is that I don't think Crosby will significantly impact Kessel's goal scoring.  They do.  Easy enough to see who's right, who's wrong, and who's just arguing for the sake of it. 

 

To be fair, nobody on this site falls in the "i'm always right" category more then you. 

 

Crosby will make Kessel better. That's what great players do. Hockey 101.




#2618738 St. Louis announces retirement at age 40

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 02 July 2015 - 02:14 PM

The biggest thing I loved about him was how small he was. He didn't look scared to go into the corners with someone.


#2618712 St. Louis announces retirement at age 40

Posted by amato on 02 July 2015 - 12:35 PM

"@frank_seravalli: Marty St. Louis has announced his retirement at the age of 40. The 2004 Hart Trophy winner had 52 points in 74 games last season. #TSN"

"@frank_seravalli: St. Louis interested in playing nxt season but wanted to be close to family in Connecticut. Few options. He's earned approx. $70M since '98."



From undrafted to an outstanding career, congrats Marty!


#2618632 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by FlashyG on 02 July 2015 - 03:09 AM

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#2618488 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 01 July 2015 - 05:57 PM

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#2617552 Brendan Smith re-signed 2 yrs $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by matt198913 on 30 June 2015 - 03:19 PM

It would be nice if he could get on the PP. Guy has a cannon. Always has been a great Offensive Dman.


#2617550 Brendan Smith re-signed 2 yrs $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by F.Michael on 30 June 2015 - 03:19 PM

Solid deal for a defenseman of his caliber.  Good 2nd pairing.

With Blashill now as coach I'm hoping Smith will get to 'run & gun' which was a style Babs never wanted.




#2617544 Brendan Smith re-signed 2 yrs $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by matt198913 on 30 June 2015 - 03:10 PM

Whoooooohoooooo stick with the Smith


#2617492 Alexander semin being bought out

Posted by Helmethead on 30 June 2015 - 12:00 PM

Recently on Hockey Central an ex GM said that Semin "has no soul." .Do we really want that guy on the Wings? Semin has always been all talent and no heart.